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Physical Characteristics

Breed Group:

Non sporting group.

Weight:

7-12 pounds.

Height:

9-12 inches.

Color(s):

The standard color is completely white, occasionally with shadings of cream, buff, or apricot.

Coat:

The Bichon Frise has a thick, curly double coat that gives the dog a "powder puff" appearance.


Overview

Character:

Bichons are known for being happy, cheerful dogs. Intelligent and feisty, these dogs are very playful and loving.

Country of Origin:

Spain.

History:

This breed originated in Spain during the fifteenth century. As an ancient breed, Bichons have been popular among aristocrats since the Middle Ages. These dogs also appeared in circuses, where they amused and delighted audiences with their playful and feisty natures. This breed was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1973.

Name:

Bichon Frisé is French for "curly lapdog." A Bichon is also known as a Tenerife Dog, Bichon à poil fries, and Bichon Tenerife.

Temperament:

Bichons can sometimes be stubborn dogs, but they also often have quite a patient nature. They enjoy being around people and other animals and like to be the centre of attention.


Care

Training:

Bichons are intelligent and trainable; however, they do sometimes exhibit a stubborn streak.

Activity:

While feisty and playful, these dogs do not require a lot of exercise.

Ownership:

Since Bichons have a tendency to nip at their playmates, they are not the most suitable animals for young children. However, these dogs are hypoallergenic and don't require much exercise so they're a good choice for people who have allergies or live in an apartment. Bichons are very lovable and affectionate companions.


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